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CentoMD® offers a comprehensive summary of the clinical validity and causality of detected gene variants with their associated phenotypes, and is a valuable tool for identifying new disease genes through the correlation of novel genetic variants with specific, well-defined phenotypes from more than 115 represented countries.

Articles on Mutation Database

  • Globally Rare – Locally Common

    Genetic diseases that are generally rare may still have a high prevalence in certain geographic regions. As a major diagnostic partner for physicians in certain countries, CENTOGENE has been able to systematically investigate patient cases based on highly uniform data sets. A corresponding study…

  • Six Novel Gene-Disease Associations

    While technology has advanced over the past ten years, more than half of patients with genetic diseases remain undiagnosed, even after applying genome-wide diagnostic approaches. By performing deep genetic analyses and Bio/Databank mining, CENTOGENE discovered six novel gene-disease associations and…

  • A Genetic Cause for Infectious Disease

    While infectious diseases are commonly connected to environmental factors, genetic defects in some genes can strongly increase a person’s susceptibility to infections. Data generated at CENTOGENE helped to identify yet another example of this rare phenomenon. The findings, which revealed a novel…

  • The Importance of Neuronal Membrane Biology

    Nerve cells have a uniquely large surface-to-volume ratio, suggesting a central role for proper membrane turnover in these cells. A recent study confirmed this paradigm by showing that a membrane fusion protein is mutated in patients with a novel form of ataxia. These findings, which critically…

  • A Dispute on Rare Disease Diagnostic Offerings

    CENTOGENE was amongst the first providers of diagnostic Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and published real-life experience with this technology in 2020. That paper was subsequently challenged in a ‘Letter to the Editor’ by a competitor. We happily accepted the offer to draft a reply – advocating our…